The day before he reports to prison to begin serving his 14-year sentence, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said, “this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.”
Speaking for about 12 minutes outside his Ravenswood home, Blagojevich said he’s tried to avoid thinking about the time he is facing in prison, even with only hours left to surrender to federal authorities.
“Tomorrow, saying goodbye to Patti and my kids will be the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I’ve been putting off the thought about what that’s going to be like. I can’t even think about it now,” he said.